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. you would not have had it and not a series of civil rights pieces of sieve legislation pass given the way this senate operates. >> it's about leadership. david? >> i agree. >> on both sides of pennsylvania avenue -- >> we have had arguments on this show before about barack obama. i'm disappointed in him. i think he wasn't strong enough. i agree with, sadly, with maureen's column. >> i go back to what an ambassador from the middle east told me in year one about president obama. i thought he was extraordinarily moving at the state of the union. but said from the mistake they make, richard, i'm sure you heard this a lot. mistake they make at the white house in twine they blebelieve speech is the end instead of the speech the mean to get to the end. you start there. but you have to do the lyndon johnson, the george w. bush which is -- >> you think they are. the most salient fact in maureen's column is the person they are sending up to the hill is practically invisible. they think they are bending ears and doing politics but it's so ineffectual the result is what the result was. >> i'v
across the region will never be realized if there human rights are denied or ignored. there and elsewhere, governments continue to restrict civil society. they suppress dissent, and they stifle free expression. religious minorities find themselves in prison for violating blasphemy laws. online activists are shut down for criticizing their government, or shining light on corruption, or just trying to speak out and express their views about a different future. lgbt communities are marginalized or criminalized. women and girls are being targeted through rape as a weapon of war, and being attacked for the simple act of going to scool' ging scol. these tactics are as intolerable as they are shortsighted. they hold countries back, they create instability, they divide societies, and they set off cycles of retribution. so anywhere that human rights are under threat, the united states will proudly stand up, unabashedly, and continue to promote greater freedom, greater openness and greater opportunity for all people. and that means speaking up when those rights are imperiled. it means providing sup
the civil liberties perspective, we submit up and hopefully it's used the right way. this week was a good example of that. the problem is when this becomes government only. if the government, through its reach or subpoena powers or patriot overreach can basically turn and deputize lord and taylor and you're in my iphone and sweep and vacuum it up, that's more concerning because we know in countries that have overwhelming surveillance, there tends to be abuse. >> we actually saw that happen this week, right? >> there's more than just simply the legal issues here, melissa. there's a security reason why we have to be concerned about oversurveillance. the key issue here in the short term, surveillance gives us a picture of a perpetrator. in the long-term, it allows racial profiling. what happens is the public almost automatically begins to look at that picture and then think, oh, anybody who looks like that person is somehow a suspect. there's millions who might fit that bill. let me go further, what did the terrorist organizations do with this? this is a source of the perceived injustice aga
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